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Libya: A Political and Economic Trainwreck

Libya is in a Catch-22 situation—political agreement cannot be reached without economic improvement and political stability is necessary to revive the economy. Turning the economy around is contingent on oil production and exports coming back on line, at least in its initial phase. In order to produce and export at …

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Libya: Ensure Safe Return of Displaced Tawerghans

The Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) has ratified an agreement to allows for the return of the displaced population of the city of Tawergha and should implement it swiftly, Human Rights Watch said today. Some Tawerghan families intend to commence the effort to return home starting on June 22, …

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How to Save Libya From Itself? Protect Its Oil From Its Politics

I am the N.O.C.’s chairman, and these allegations are false. But they shine a bright light on Libya’s current tragedy. Since the revolution of 2011, the country’s oil and gas resources have been held hostage to both its fractious politics and power struggles in the Middle East.

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Misrata, Tawergha sign peace agreement

The final reconciliation agreement, reached by the joint reconciliation committee of  Misrata and Tawergha, was officially endorsed in Tripoli on Monday, a move that would allow thousands of Tawerghan IDPs to return to their ghost town after more than six years of displacement.

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EU: Shifting Rescue to Libya Risks Lives

Libyan forces have engaged in reckless conduct during recent rescue operations that endangered people being rescued in international waters in the Mediterranean, Human Rights Watch said today. These incidents indicate that Libyan forces lack capacity to safely perform search-and-rescue obligations.

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UN reports numerous Libya arms embargo violations on both sides of the conflict

A United Nations report concludes that arms have continued to be illicitly transferred to and from Libya on a regular basis. It states that materiel entering Libya has been of an increasingly sophisticated nature. External assistance to armed groups has also increased with fighting groups expanding their air forces, which …

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Hands off Libya, High Council of State tells Egypt and UAE

The High Council of State (HCS), an advisory body formed under the terms of the Libyan Political Agreement, urged Monday the UN-installed Presidency Council to take the necessary measures to stop the intervention of the United Arab Emirates and Egypt in the internal affairs of Libya.

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